With a stressful year through the pandemic and logging work hours from home, Christmas and New Year’s Eve make for a perfect getaway period. You can immerse yourself in nature’s lap at the end of the year. The two festivities are just a week apart, so make the last week of 2021 count. Plan a trip to unique places around the country and ring in New Year in style.
Plan your trip with Donna Wanderer to make your time away from responsibilities worth it in every sense. All-female travelers are welcome to make this New Year count.
Assam, the gateway to the North-eastern bliss of lush green forests, offers unique locations. Guwahati provides the perfect blend of green forests and city life. You will find a lot to do here and enjoy every moment of it. The colorful flora and fauna will have you floored. The beautiful city, Guwahati is situated on the banks of the river Brahmaputra. Tourists swamp several malls, recreational centers, and religious places all around the year. It is hard to find an area abundant with natural biodiversity and touristy places.
Do not miss out on notable tourist places while in Guwahati with your friends. Some excellent places to visit are Dighali Pukhari Lake, Ferry Ghat, Nehru Park, Umanada Island, Sualkuchi, and Assam State Museum. Visit local markets Fancy Bazaar Market, Paltan Bazaar Market, Ganesh Gudi Market, GS Road Market and buy local stuff like mekhla chadar, tribal arts, Bamboo decorations, Assamese silk. All the girls on the trip must try the Assamese cuisine.
Meghalaya is a sacred place. Enchanting Cherrapunjee was once titled the ‘wettest place on Earth’ by the Guinness Book of World Records. The beautiful location is abundantly rich in flora and fauna. The mystical clouds and fauna of the place will leave you stunned. Plan a trip with fellow female travelers this Christmas to this marvel of a place.
It would be best to try out the unique Meghalyan cuisine, including Jadoh, Pork momos, Sohra Pulao. You can buy orange flower honey, tea, exotic spices, Scottish clothing, handmade soaps from Sohra market, Police Bazaar and Iew Sohra. Charming sights of rustic Cherapunjee will leave you in awe.
The only home of One-horned rhinoceros is the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. Assam is a beautiful gateway to the blissful northeast. Man and nature meet here in the most cohesive ways. You can go deep inside the wilderness of Assam in Kaziranga and experience what it feels like to live closely with nature. Enjoy the lush green views of Kaziranga National park with your fellow female travelers. You can get a jeep safari inside the National park or even take a boat ride on the Brahmaputra river.
Neil Island, Andaman
Andaman is the most romantic place to explore this Christmas season. Neil Island is tiny in Andaman. This magical place carries a lot of secrets for you. The breathtaking, enchanting explore the coral reefs and gorgeous sunsets with fellow female travelers. Enjoy peace at its fullest this Christmas with the locals of Andaman. A short trip to Neil island is fitting to explore and enjoy all the hidden treasures. You should try local cuisine and do not forget to try unique samosas, jalebis and dal pakoras.
Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, is perched atop a ridge. This beautiful city serves several tourists every year. The breathtaking views and majestic mountains will give you an experience worth your lifetime. The picturesque town is the home of the Naga Tribes. The tribes are known for their daring nature and simplicity.
You must try the famous Axone, bamboo shoots, and meat dishes in Kohima. Get exquisite artifacts made of metal, wood, bamboo, beads, and other souvenirs from Central Market, Naga Bazaar, Tibetan Market, Mao Market. This Hill station delights one and all solo female travelers, female group travelers, and newlyweds.
Rajasthan is the perfect place to explore in the Christmas season. Jaisalmer is the hot cake of travel plans for traveling in the winter season. The desert city offers many exceptional experiences for all the tourists. Also known as the ‘golden city,’ the town is surrounded by golden dunes. Here the castles are made of golden sandstone. The city is known for its astounding architecture, and the temples and Havelis are impeccable. Jaisalmer Fort offers great architectural marvels to behold. The narrow alleys around the fort make it look fortified.
You must not miss the Gadisar lake and Patwon Ki Haveli. You should not miss out on mouth-watering snacks like Gatte ki Sabzi, Pyaz ki Kachori and Daal Baati Choorma. Explore the local markets and find the best Fossil stores, Mirror work, camel leather products.
Also known as the Venice of the East, Alleppey is indeed one of the incredible places in India. You will be blown away by the majestic sea here. The Laccadive Sea offers fabulous sunrise and sunset views. The palm-fringed canals, along with the backwaters of Kerala, are rejuvenating and pure. You must take a tour of the backwaters in the beautiful houseboats. It would be best to visit Marari Beach, Alappuzha Beach, and Pathiramanal Island. All the female travelers would love exploring native Kerala, and you can buy coir items and spices. You must try the local cuisine, including Shappu Meen Curry, Puttu & Kadala, and Payasam.
Housing a Tiger reserve, Ranthambore is one of the notable places to visit with your family and friends. The National Park is well known for its flora and fauna. You can easily spot friendly tigers in the region. The fort of Ranthambore will make your trip worthwhile. If you are enthusiastic about photography or nature, you would love this place. You must also visit Padam Talab and Jogi Mahal. Vindhya and Aravali Hills offer majestic views and beautiful locales to trek and explore.
Rajasthan is indeed a traveler’s [aradise in the winter season. Suppose you are looking forward to exploring Blue City, Jodhpur. In that case, there is no better time than the slightly chilly city of Jodhpur. The magnificent town offers forts like Mehrangarh Fort and the hard-to-miss blue houses. The Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, will make your trip worthwhile. The city’s beautiful architecture and the city’s temples make it look like a blast from the past. You must not miss the Rajasthani cuisine and handicrafts.
The pristine beaches of Gokarna are unexplored yet strikingly beautiful. The Hindu pilgrimage town is a growing sensation among young travelers owing to its great relief and clear beaches. The city is located at the Karwar coast and offers a fantastic trip to female travelers. You will find a less Indian crowd here but many foreigners here. It would be best if you visit the Sri Mahabaleshwara temple. The local cuisine is tasty and unique. Kudle and Om beach find special mention because of the white sand beaches and unforgettable sunsets. South Indian cuisine and seafood like Pomfret and Kingfish are significant attractions along with the local handicrafts made by the local artisans. The attractive brass lamps, herbal products, and Kallu Sarkkare are unique.
What to expect during Christmas weekend?
You can expect festivities all around the country during the Christmas weekend. The festivities are more prevalent in the Southern regions. You can expect special offers in flea markets and malls as well.
Should I consider combining my Christmas and New Year Weekend?
Without any doubt you must go ahead and combine the holiday. If you have work from the home situation at work, you can travel with your work and do travel at your destination.